FEMA creates Hurricane Florence ‘rumor control’ page


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) — With Hurricane Florence trending on Twitter and Facebook, rumors about the storm have begun to go viral.

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That's why FEMA created a Hurricane Florence Rumor Control webpage to dispel false information circulating about the storm.

The only rumor on the page as of 2 p.m. Wednesday is one that 10 On Your Side debunked earlier this week: That federal law passed following Hurricane Katrina mandates all shelters and hotels to accommodate pets during an evacuation. 

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FEMA Seeks to Battle Fake News Ahead of Hurricane Florence

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After recent hurricanes, FEMA says they still have ‘plenty of resources’ for Florence

President Donald Trump, left, listens as FEMA Administrator Brock Long, center, talks about Hurricane Florence in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, as Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen listens at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

By its own admission in a report this summer, the Federal Emergency Management Agency was understaffed, under-trained and ill-prepared for last year’s hurricane season.

But South Carolina politicians said they have faith FEMA will improve its performance as Hurricane Florence spins toward the Carolinas.

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In the path of a ‘monster’ storm

U.S. READIES FOR ‘MONSTER’ STORM: A year after a devastating hurricane season brought massive flooding, caused toxic air and water pollution and wiped out an island power grid, the East Coast is buckling up for the first major storm of the 2018 Atlantic season ‘ and officials are warning it could be a "monster."

But nothing is simple in the upper chamber, and even the faster route could still take several days of precious floor time if Burr maintains his opposition. Doing so could put him in a tough political spot, though, as Hurricane Florence bears down on his state, since the water resources measure supports the very agency at the forefront of storm protection, the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Hurricane Florence MD Update: Storm Shifts South, 2

ANNAPOLIS, MD ‘ Hurricane Florence may only bring an inch or two of rain to Maryland, but state emergency officials tell residents they must remain vigilant and prepare for a bigger impact because the huge storm’s path could change again. Last night the storm shifted its course a bit to the south, prompting some authorities to say Maryland has dodged a bullet. The Category 3 storm has winds of 120 miles per hour, and its strength is expected to fluctuate through Thursday morning as it makes its way to land. “Although slow weakening is expected to begin by late Thursday, Florence is still forecast to be an extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast late Thursday and Friday,” the National Hurricane Center said Wednesday evening.

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